When it comes to slot games, the Asian theme can be a bit tricky, because it was seen on a daily basis. But just when we think we have seen it all, Yggdrasil Gaming manages to release Lucky Neko: Gigablox, a truly unique game. It has 6 reels, 4 rows, and 40 ways to land a winning combination. Just like the name says, you will get to enjoy some huge symbols falling on the reels, hopefully accomplishing huge wins.
The provider of the game really stepped up their game and has impressed once again. The Asian theme is one of the top three used ones in the industry making it a bit harder to create something new and refreshing to see. The overall design is based on daruma dolls which were definitely the right approach to take. They are a great part of Japanese culture and are known to be a good luck charm.
The background of the game has got a lot going on. There are many shelves with different things form their culture, like golden cats, bonsai trees, and different wooden dolls. There are also some pots on the floor and the scene reminds of a souvenir shop. The soundtrack is very calming with some Japanese sound effects that complement the theme very well.
The symbols are just as interesting as the background and all look like daruma dolls. The lower-paid ones have the regular card suits on them. The higher-paid dolls have different faces on them and different colors as well, with the pink one being the highest paying one. The games wild symbol appears as a fox and the scatter takes the shape of a cat.
This medium to high volatility game will definitely have some amazing payouts to offer. Players have the chance to win up to 6,953 times the stake in a single spin. The betting range is quite wide as well, having something to offer to both the safe and risky betters out there. The minimum a player can bet is 0,08 and the maximum is 100 coins per spin. The game also providers us with a 96,40% RTP which is quite a good offer.
The features of the game are just as unique as the design. They are nothing we haven't seen by now but go along with the theme very well. Most importantly they provide a very fun playing experience mainly because of the Gigablox feature. We are all familiar with this one, but seeing the giant 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4 symbols, create wins, and brake into smaller ones is just great.
The game has a wild symbol that replaces all other symbols except the scatter symbol. The scatter symbol is there to open the doors to the Free Spins feature. It is triggered when the player lands at least 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. It might seem a bit hard when you think about it, but keep in mind that the scatter could appear as a giant symbol as well. The player gets one free spin for every triggering symbol. Which means you could win anything from 5 to 16 free spins. Every time a scatter symbol lands during the round, it awards an additional free spin.
The great thing about this feature is that the reels extend and provide us with 85 paylines, which is more than double compared to the base game. The giant symbols can appear even bigger as 5x5 or 6x6 symbols. On the start of the feature, a special symbol is randomly chosen and the symbols payout is now 5 times what it used to be in the base game.
Overall, the game will provide you with a great playing experience. Fans of the theme will be impressed with the originality the provider displayed. The features are going to be satisfying as well. They are fun to watch play out and they payouts they provide will knock your socks off.